Day in history for September 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
All those who want small flags for decorating their teams on Sept. 6 for the Democratic Rally can now get them at The Argus office. Price, 20 cents each, or six for a dollar.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The party at the home of J.H. Adler of the firm of Kohn and Adler, in honor of the double betrothel of Louis Kohn and Miss Rena Mosenfelder and Isaac Rosenfield and Miss Lizzie Adler, was one of the social events of the season.

1906 -- 100 years ago
''The Minister's Son'' will open the season at the Illinois Theater tomorrow night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Miss Ruth L. Pearson, now dean of women at Augustana College, and the Rev. Conrad Bergendoff, new dean of the theological seminary, have arrived in Rock Island in preparation for the opening of school, Sept. 8.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island County officials plan a court fight to shut down the Tri-City Rendering Works, near Coal Valley, which they blame for water pollution that has killed fish in Rock River.

1981 -- 25 years ago
The lure of travel and an interest in history and politics has drawn Helen Johnson, Moline, a retired teacher, to adventures in 56 countries. Most interesting to her are the observations and insights she has gained into different cultures, things not mentioned in tour booklets.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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